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'Grease' is next downtown movie

‘Grease’ is up next for Monticello movie night, set for the downtown business district this Friday.


Interim Superintendent for DeLand-Weldon

DeLand-Weldon school board members welcomed a new face at its July board meeting.


Zoning issues approved despite meeting notice concerns

Monticello city council members approved three zoning recommendations Monday despite questions whether proper notice was given for a July 20 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.


New vehicle for Piatt County K-9 unit

A $53,000 private donation has helped the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office purchase and equip a Chevy Tahoe SUV for its K-9 unit.


Stephen Douglas expert speaks at Bement

For nearly three decades, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas sat on opposite sides of an ideological fence, but their disagreements did not prevent them from having a high degree of respect for each other.


Resale shop sees renovations

Slowly but surely, Willow Tree Missions volunteers are transforming its resale shop into a more user-friendly store.


Four accused of stealing from a church

Four Bement residents have been arrested for allegedly using church relief funds to purchase heroin.


Will Mitsubishi closing impact Piatt County?

The reported closing of the Mitsubishi Motors North America plant in Normal is close enough to Piatt County to pose some trickle-down effects locally, according to a Monticello official.


PZB endorses use permits, variance

Members of the City of Monticello Planning and Zoning Board voted to recommend all items on the agenda during Monday’s regular meeting, including two conditional use requests and one variance request.


Special events Sunday at Bryant Cottage

When newly elected Illinois State Representative Abraham Lincoln first saw 5-foot, 4-inch Stephen Douglas, he sized him up as “the least man I ever saw.”  With the introduction of Douglas’ first bill in 1834, Lincoln soon thought differently.  The General Assembly not only passed the bill, it appointed the 21-year-old Douglas States Attorney of Illin


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